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2009-05-11 00:01:00

Launch event in St. Paul offers personal stories and preview for Minnesota's leaders MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Shelter in Greater Minnesota - a new photo exhibit focusing on the day-to-day challenges of homeless military veterans - is being previewed by leaders from Minnesota's legislative, business, housing, veterans and arts communities Monday. The event is the official launch of a two-year statewide tour to the general public....

2009-05-08 11:01:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreclosure rates continue to rise, and more Americans are on the brink of homelessness every day. Unfortunately, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are at a higher risk for becoming homeless. Youth are particularly vulnerable. Some estimate that between 40%-60% of homeless youth are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Queercents (http://www.queercents.com), a personal finance blog serving the lesbian, gay,...

2009-04-29 05:15:00

Aims to Raise Money for Housing NYC's Homeless & Mentally Ill NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- May marks National Mental Health Month and to shed light on it, philanthropic-minded New Yorkers will raise money for Weston United's housing and support services for the mentally ill and physically disabled. As federal and state funding has been cut for day-to-day mental health services in the current economy, supporters will raise funds amidst live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent...

2009-04-16 12:22:00

Public-Private Partnership Produced New Building Providing 113 Housing Units for the Homeless LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) participated today in the grand opening of the Abbey Apartments, a new building that will provide 113 housing units for low-income, homeless or disabled men and women in downtown Los Angeles. FHLBank San Francisco provided the project with $1 million in grants from its Affordable...

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2009-04-01 07:05:00

A study published on Tuesday demonstrates how a program that provides shelter to homeless alcoholics - but allows them to keep drinking and not be forced into treatment - could save taxpayers millions in public costs, Reuters reported. It also noted that those who stayed at the shelter dropped their daily alcohol consumption by 2 percent per month. The study followed 95 people admitted to the Housing First program in Seattle from 2005 to 2007. Those in the program were compared with...

2009-03-16 11:54:00

Homeless veterans agency is out to replace the undignified hospital Johnny NORTHAMPTON, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soldier On, a non-profit agency dedicated to helping homeless veterans of the United States armed services reclaim their lives with integrity, dignity and hope, is looking to restore some dignity to another, more widespread group: medical patients. The Northampton, Massachusetts-based Soldier On, which has created a national model for assisting homeless veterans,...

2009-03-03 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) affirms his administration's promise to swiftly address the needs of America's veterans, particularly those who are serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 15% increase proposed by the president will greatly improve delivery of critical health care, seamless transition from military service to veteran status, and the...

2009-02-18 17:19:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunt.Fish.Feed.(SM) -- The Sportsman Channel's unique initiative to help feed the nation's needy during the economic crisis and beyond -- is joining forces with The Salvation Army in Orange County and the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles to feed members of the community this weekend. The Hunt.Fish.Feed.(SM) events will be held at The Salvation Army's Hospitality House on Friday, February 20, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and at the Union Rescue Mission on...

2009-01-30 22:35:23

A study of 205 homeless youth in San Francisco showed whites and African-Americans have starkly different experiences on the streets, researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said while the two groups of homeless youth occupied the same geographic spaces, they seemed to inhabit very different worlds. Senior study author Dr. Colette Auerswald of UCSF Children's Hospital and colleagues found the majority of white homeless youth in San Francisco had come from...

2008-12-08 16:01:00

DETROIT, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeless men from the Mariners Inn shelter and treatment center in downtown Detroit are once again launching an effort to help needy families this holiday season. The homeless men will provide Christmas for four families with money they collect from friends and local businesses or that they earn. Through the Adopt-A-Family program, the men hope to raise $500 for each family to provide clothing, toys, household items, and food. This is the third year...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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